Category Archives: nature

double or nuthin

bet you cannot guess what this will do.  why not ?  i will take that bet.  this is a cross of a small purple flower richly hued.  and a large pale lavender flower.  and a seedling that is only part of the answer.  to get the whole answer you might as well watch and count the stars.  because that is how many combinations there are in daylily genetics.  first the two parents and then the seedling.  four images…

14-163 Indigo Ignition x Skinwalker

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labels

get your facts straight.  get your ducks in a row.  connect the dots.  and watch out for surprises.  the labels say these two are connected.  they should have been in the same row.  that does not mean they bloomed on the same days.  in fact it does not mean they looked like they were in the same row.  some plants grow in one direction some grow in another.  and if the rows are close enough together the obvious can rapidly become less so.  if there is one thing mother nature is not it is OCD.  as in obsessive compulsive disorder.  we will deal with the irony of disorder being part of OCD another night.  so back to the labels.  really  ? ! ? !  this may trigger further experimentation and observation.  and who knows perhaps later celebration.  the possibilities unfold.  two potential siblings.  a couple of links   1 and 2.  and a few images…

 

14-079 12-110 Anna Mel(NR) x Coburg Preview) x (B110-A Tet Skinwalker) x Morticia) x Apatosaurus

self defined

nature unfolds as it will.  it creates its own rules for beauty.  sometimes awkward and unexpected.  it grows forth and defines itself.  three images…

rules

some of you may remember ‘calvin rules’.  which is to say ‘no rules’.  often i think calvin rules were preceded by daylily rules.  which is to say nature rules – like the platypus.  or simply unexpected mostly unnatural combinations.  or just sit back while we explain the exceptions…  three images…

 

looking in all directions

walking this folder of pictures just like it is the walk in the garden.  looking in all directions.  seeing what there is to see.  not looking for the good, the bad, and the ugly.  might as well cover one eye, listen only with one ear, and put half of my brain to sleep.  there is the present, the possibility, and the dream.  i would give this flower all three.  it is a cross of Volcan Fuego and Lola Branham.  one is raw talent and the other is pure grace.  can they be stirred gently together in the next go round ?  i dream the answer is yes.  three images…

there is a name for that

plants keep coming up with new traits.  and eventually we come up with names to describe those traits.  like this plant.  there is another name for this trait.  some people just call it freckles.  either one works.  and while we are wondering about the plant and the name for the characteristic the plant goes on doing its thing.  four images…

13-000-freckled-img_1842-macro_2 13-000-freckled-img_1842-macro_1 13-000-freckled-img_1842-det 13-000-freckled-img_1842-grdn

back where we started

this is a sib cross.  two sibling plants crossed back to each other trying to reinforce traits hidden in the first cross.  Autumn Minaret is tall.  the seedling was too.   it also has a small flower.  Desert Icicle has a long petaled flowing flower.  some things come back on that second cross.  will the height come back too ?  two images…

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14-120 10-064 Desert Icicle x Autumn Minaret) x ( 11-0730-A Desert Icicle x Autumn Minaret

14-120 10-064 Desert Icicle x Autumn Minaret) x ( 11-0730-A Desert Icicle x Autumn Minaret